This week on TreeHugger, inchworm-like robot scales trees, water-powered robot scoots up windows, electric car travels 779 miles in 24 hours, moon water found in luna magma and more!

Clever But Creepy Tree-Climbing Robot Mimics Inchworms (Video) A new robot takes inchworms as inspiration for navigating its way up trees of any type, texture or diameter. And the Treebot really does look like an inchworm as it finds a new hold on a tree's surface.


Japanese Company Eyes Building 6,800 Mile Solar Array On Moon, Constructed By Robots A Japanese company figures the best thing to do is take advantage of the empty landscape of the moon to set up solar arrays and beam the energy back down to earth.

Could a Tugboat Pulling an Iceberg Solve the World's Water Problems? French Engineer Says "Yes!" (Video) French engineer Georges Mougin is convinced that pulling icebergs from Greenland across the oceans to drought-stricken areas is a possible, and practical, solution.

Virtual Fish Use Synthetic Fat to Soak Up Toxins from Oregon River Oregon scientists are using a new method for detecting pollutants in the Hood River, even pollutants that occur at one part per quadrillion. They're calling the method "virtual fish" and the key ingredient is synthetic fish fat.


Gecko-Inspired Robot Powered by Water, Scales Glass Surfaces (Video) Researchers from Zhejiang University in China have created a robot powered by water that can scale glass surfaces, moving — and sticking — like a gecko.

So, Exactly How Can E-Waste Kill You? New Study Explains While we know e-waste is harmful to human health, particularly to those working directly with it in e-waste dumps, new research sheds light on exactly how it impacts us.

"Fish Chopper" Animation Shows the Gruesome, Deadly Side of Power Plant Cooling Towers (Video) Power plants suck up over 200 billion gallons of water a day, and with that water comes millions of fish that don't exactly make it out alive…and a new animation from the Sierra Club details why.


NASA Study Finds Even More Water on the Moon (100 Times More!) NASA says the moon may have 100 times as much water as previously thought. Moon water?! It's contained in ... wait for it ... lunar magma.

Dutch Team Drives Electric Nissan LEAF 779.19 Miles... in 24 Hours (Video) A team of intrepid dutch men decided to see how far they could go with a Nissan LEAF electric car over 24 hours by using public fast-charging stations.

9-Year-Old's Science Fair Project Saves City Thousands of Gallons of Water Two years ago, when he was only seven, the gradeschooler discovered an all-too-common point of waste that had been overlooked by grown-ups there for ages. And, with just one surprisingly simple fix, Mason found a way that the city could conserve one of its most important natural resources.